Espresso Martini recipe

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espresso martini
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  • healthy
Preparation Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories155 Kcal8%
Fat0.2 g0%
Carbohydrates0.4 g0%

Our espresso martini recipe has three ingredients and one simple step. It's the ultimate cocktail for any coffee lover. 

This espresso martini recipe is easy to remember as there are just three ingredients. We've used a ratio of double the vodka to the other ingredients but if you prefer you can do equal measures of all. Garnishing the cocktail with coffee beans or chocolate coated coffee beans is an elegant touch but is not essential.


  • 40ml Absolut Vodka
  • 20ml Kahlúa
  • 20ml Espresso

For garnish

  • 3 Whole Coffee Beans (optional)




  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the ingredients. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds then strain into your glass.

Top tips for making espresso martini

Fill the glass you want to serve your espresso martini in with ice to ensure it's chilled and ready for the cocktail. To achieve the signature foam in an espresso martini it is essential you use proper espresso that has a good crema. You also need to shake the ingredients really hard and for a long enough time. Set a timer and ensure you're shaking for at least 30 seconds. If you don't have a cocktail shaker you can use an old jam jar. For a twist, try swapping the vodka for rum or gin.

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Keiron George
Freelance Food writer

With over 12 years of experience, arts graduate Keiron turned to food to channel his creativity, specifically cake decorating. Keiron set up his wedding cake business in 2015. And, in late 2016 won a scholarship at the world-renowned culinary institute - Le Cordon Bleu, London, where he studied the art of French Pâtisserie. He's worked in some of London’s finest 5-star hotels, collecting a wealth of knowledge along the way. As a Food Writer and Stylist food isn’t just a job, it truly is Keiron's passion.